September 7, 2022
Life Sciences
  • A new study published in Health Affairs found that drug manufacturers may have profited from donating to charities that help patients pay for costly medicines. Researchers found that the percentage of Medicare Advantage drug spending estimated to qualify for charity assistance increased from 29 percent in 2010 to 41 percent in 2017. On average, half of the drug spending within each medical condition could be linked to a single manufacturer. The study authors concluded that “Manufacturers could effectively assist in the purchase of their own medications by contributing to condition-specific charities.” (Study here)